Barring a few well-known song, personally for me, the songs that I heard here, during this micro review, are the ones that I had heard for the first time. This simply means that most of songs that I had heard were of Geeta Dutt, and not those of Geeta Roy. And I always believed I have had many Geeta Roy/Dutt songs!
The number of Geeta Roy’s solo songs for 1947 too add up to our hypothesis that the year is an open-field for transition-vintage era singers, Many of the songs presented here have not been credited to Geeta Roy in HFGK, but the knowledgeable up-loaders have credited them to Geeta Roy. And as we listen to the songs, we would concur too, save the song appearing at the end of this post.
The numbers also merit spanning our micro-analysis over two posts, but I have accommodated them in one post only, risking the lengthier than normal post..
Popular solo songs
Yaad Karoge Yaad Karoge Ik Din Ham Ko Yaad Karoge – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya Main Prem Mein Sab Kuchch Haar Gayi – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Other Solo Songs
Aankh Mein Kyon Ashq, Lab Pe Rahe Haye Kyon – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’
Is Jag Mein Garibon Ka Nahi Koi Thikana – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’
Bigadi Hui Taqdeer Meri Aa Ke Bana De – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – ?
Kyun Balam Ham Se Rooth Gaye Kyun Lage Naina Chhooda Gaye – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi
Aayenge Aayenge Aayenge Mere Man Ke Basaiya Ayenge Re – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman
Mere Piya To Gaye Pardes Re Haye Vasant Ritu Kyon Aayee – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Hamein Chhod Piya Kis Desh Gaye, Piya Laut Ke Aana Bhool Gaye – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Gulshan Mein Aayee Bahar, Ho Rasiya Loot Sake To Loot – Kaun Pardesi – Ali Hussain Muradabadi – Muztar Bahzadi
Daman Ko Haath Se Chooda Kar Chale Gaye – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Anjum Pilibhiti
Aye Dil Bata Kisko Karoon Pyar – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Anjum Pilibhiti
Ya Rab Hamari Aah Mein Itana Asar Nahi – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi
Woh Jisko Meeta Baithe Woh Unki Hi Duniya Thi – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi
Suna Ja Koi Geet Aye Dil Suna Ja – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi
O Shyam Meera Ke Girdhari Ab To Darshan Do – Mere Bhagwan – with Chorus – Sajjad Hussain – Shewan Rizvi
Mujhe Bawari Bawari Log Kahe Main Geet Piya Ke Gaati Hun – Mere Bhagwan – Sajjad Hussain – Shewan Rizvi
Main Hun Phoolon Ki Raani, Kanton Mein Rahanewali – Paheli Pahechan – Bulo C Rani – Pandit Indra
Nai Baharein Aayee Tum Hi Naa Aaye – Rasta – Zafar Khursheed –
Aayi Nazar Andhere Mein Roshani Mujhe – Raasta – Zafar Khursheed – Arsh Haidari
Dukhiyon Pe Hai Dukh Dard Ka – Sagar Tarang – Piyami – Pandit Indra
Woh Dil Gaya Woh Dil Ke Sahare Gaye – Tohfa – M A Rauf (Usmania) – Rafiq Gazanavi
The song for which I could not find the YT / soft link:
Hans Hans Ke …. – Utho Jago – Aziz Khan, Ibrahim – ?
O Raja Re Mohe Apni Bana Le Re – Leela – C Ramchandra – Qamar Jalalabadi
[HFGK credits this song to Shamshad Begum, however many of the internet references credit the song to Geeta Roy(!¡). Whatever may the truth, the voice does sound more like Geeta Roy to me. So what can be the correct status?]
We will take up Micro-Analysis of solo songs of Shamshad Begum for the year 1947 in our next episode.